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Dreamers and Deportation in the age of Trump

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Donald Trump has promised to rescind President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gives temporary legal status to so-called Dreamers. What will happen to those Dreamers if he fulfills that promise?

The president-elect also cited the Eisenhower era’s Operation Wetback as a model for his deportation plans. Civil rights groups hold up that 1950s approach as an example of ethnic profiling.

“Repeal and replace” has been the Republican party’s mantra when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. What will its replacement plans look like?

Colson Whitehead took home the prestigious National Book Award for fiction last night. His novel ‘The Underground Railroad’ follows a teenage slave to a hard-won freedom.

A good part of the country is still taking stock of how and why Donald Trump won the election. How strong was the influence of social media?

Photo courtesy of Bob Simpson.